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Discovering Buddhism: Mind and its Potential

Examine the mind and how it creates happiness and suffering. Learn to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes to create a positive and joyous mind!

WHEN: 4 Thursdays, September 2 – 23, 6.30 – 9.00 pm (CET – Zurich)
WHERE: Online and on-site at Lhagsam
 Beginner to Advanced

In order to understand the Buddhist world view, it is necessary to understand the central role of mind, or consciousness. According to Buddha, mind is not physical, not the handiwork of a creator or our parents, it is beginningless and endless and possesses Buddha-nature.

Students learn the basic facts about the epistemological model of the mind, as well as the psychological model that explains the various positive, negative and neutral states of mind, the three categories that all our thousands of thoughts and emotions fall within.

6:30 pm Meditation
6:50 pm Break
7:00 pm Teaching by Ven. Robina
8:30 pm Discussions
8.50 pm Conclusion & Dedication
9.00 pm End


Discovering Buddhism is an FPMT study program aimed at giving Buddhist and non-Buddhist students a solid footing in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. The program is not meant to be an academic study of Buddhism, it is meant to change our daily lives through experiential training in meditation and thought transformation.

About the Teacher

VRC 80x100 no backgroundVen. Robina Courtin, Australian-born, has a powerhouse personality and has been a Buddhist nun for nearly 40 years. Well known for her work with people in prisons, Ven. Robina’s life and work is the subject of the award-winning documentary ‘Chasing Buddha‘. She teaches full time around the world at the centers of her teachers’ organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Read more


Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 0 – 30 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).

Language: English.

Level: Beginner to Advanced.

Registration: REGISTER HERE


September 23


18:30 - 21:00


Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland



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